Autumn is a wonderful season full of a wide range of bright colors and robust flavors. No wonder so many people ultimately choose this captivating time of the year to hold their special events. The foliage and various flavors of the season can be quite awe-inspiring.
The Many Different Rich Autumn Flavors
Take advantage of the fresh produce that is available during the fall to plan your menu. You can start with hors d’oeuvres that complement the crisp autumn air, such as bleu cheese mousse with figs on warm crostini. Apples, which are abundant during fall, can be incorporated into a number of hors d’oeuvre recipes. Apples are quite versatile and can be used in both savory and sweet recipes.
For your next event, consider serving spiced cider or pumpkin-flavored eggnog as drinks to pair with your hors d’oeuvres. Complementing flavors add to the enjoyment of not only the food, but the overall experience as well.
Fresh fall fruits are another great option for a small plate you are serving your guests. Grapes, pears and a variety of berries are all bursting with flavor. Include a variety of different fruits to give your guests a diverse range of choices as well as to create a vivid color palette.
Soup and Nuts
As the temperature starts to drop, signaling the beginning of longer and colder nights, serving hot hors d’oeuvres will get you and your guests’ blood flowing and provide a warm contrast to the cold outdoors. Consider miniature cups of butternut squash soup, or spicy corn and crab chowder as great starters.
The scent of freshly roasted chestnuts is one of the most popular aromas for autumn to winter. Toss in a handful of other nuts that are very plentiful throughout the year, such as pecans and walnuts, for a simple and flavorful hors d’oeuvre option.
Hors d’oeuvres set the theme and mood of a great party. Whether you are planning a simple get-together with close family and friends, or a large event with many members of your family, friend group and business acquaintances, start your gathering with a variety of elegant, light hors d’oeuvre that put your guests in good spirits. If your party or event falls during the autumn months, don’t be afraid to use the colors and the flavors of the season to inspire your menu. Take your cue from Mother Nature and have a truly memorable, delicious and vivid event.
Dave Lishness is the president of A Legendary Event. Formed in 1997, A Legendary Event has grown into a multi-million dollar full-service event enterprise, including Atlanta catering, event design, floral and event venues. CEO and Founder Tony Conway is admired by top CEOs, celebrities, politicians and world-class galas for his attention to detail and penchant for providing fresh, trend-setting and uniquely presented fare, always with the client in mind. Learn more at http://www.legendaryevents.com/
Article Source: EzineArticles.com